Customizing Enlightenweight Concepts to Fit your Lifestyle.


At the end of Enlightenweight there is the following recap summarizing the key points of the entire book:

“To warm and dry: Pungent, bland and bitter foods combined with sweating and breathing as though you are yawning.

To warm and moisten: Pungent, Salty sweet and oily foods combined with breathing like you are yawning. Continue reading


Enlightenweight Book Published!

Enlightenweight Published!


“You are made of Heaven and Earth-a delicate combination of gasses and microbial dust merged into an elegantly integrated whole….Master your microbiome and the world will become your garden, your pharmacy, and your playground.”- Enlightenweight

After 3 years and countless revisions it’s finally ready. We wanted to offer 3 versions.

Version 1: Kindle (Available now)

Version 2: Paper (Available now)

Version 3: Audiobook (Expected completion within the year.)


Andrew Miles L.Ac and Qiu Xuelan Ph.D

Find it here

Survive the End of Antibiotics

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According to Dr Arjun Srinivasan, director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “We’ve reached the end of antibiotics.” Antibiotics are one of the main cornerstones of modern medicine. Everything from surgery to chemotherapy depends upon themWithout antibiotics, we will no longer be able to use modern medicine. In the last century, our  over reliance  on antibiotics and ignorance of the climate barrier has created conditions for  super bugs. It is not a question of if a major plague will thin out the human population, but when. With our modern population density and international travel, we can expect death tolls that will make the bubonic plague seem mild. The more we rely on antibiotics, the faster these super bugs will develop. These superbugs are not evil. They are just like wolves or mosquitoes or anything else that can potentially kill you. They will simply become part of the ecosystem. How they influence you will depend on your ability to adapt. If you want to discover how to adapt yourself, you must first look at how the climate affects living things.   Continue reading

Qi and Gut Balance

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…and He breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

— Genesis 2:7


The gasses in the Universe form a living breath. The Sun is a burning ball of gas. Hydrogen and oxygen combine to form droplets of water which fall to Earth as rain. In a flash of lighting, nitrogen descends to Earth. As this breath of the heavens mixes with soil, the land becomes a living thing.

The gasses in the heavens descend to the Earth allowing life to thrive. As the winds blow over the landscape microbiota in the soil rise up on vapors into the atmosphere. Sometimes when the light is just so you can see the fullness of the air.

I was maybe six years old when it first donned on me that the air wasn’t empty.  In the morning light, sunbeams shone through an old window. I could see the dust floating and swirling in imperceptible currents. It seemed at once like an the undulating ocean or the swirling of the cosmos. Continue reading

The Science of Qi

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“Qi” (氣) literally means gas in Chinese. The pictograph shows steam coming off of a pot of rice. A more ancient pictograph shows smoke coming off of fire. In either case it refers to gasses or vapors. This is a fundamental part of how yoga, acupuncture and meditation practices work.

Chinese medicine has long recognized that gasses within the body play a role in the warming, holding, energizing and providing communication within the human body. Medically there are names for many kinds of gasses based on their actions in the body. While they lacked the technology to identify and measure the exact gasses, they were keenly aware of how these gasses permeated the body and the points at which they exited the skin.


Gasotransmitters were discovered in the early 1990s and their discovery is redefining the way we think about medicine. They are small molecules of gas such as nitric oxide, hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide. They can pass freely through membranes, transmit signals from neurons to target cells. Continue reading